Anatomy of a Wall Hanging


The Anatomy of a Wall Hanging video is completed as is the quilt. I used a new technique (well new to me) that used embroidery and embroidery quilting in the hoop and then added the borders/backing/batting to the quilted center. It was interesting to work out the logistics, but I didn't want to do the typical top stitching most quilt-as-you-go methods use as my lines are never straight and I think it looks kind of messy. Just my opinion, I'm sure others use that technique and make beautiful quilts. I'm just not one of them. So I put my logical/engineering side of my brain to work on how to do this and then had to test the theory on a wall hanging before I try something any bigger. And this is the final result. Bear in mind, this video assumes you already have a knowledge of basic quilting and embroidery skills and terminology. It's not an introductory type video. Here are a couple of picture and then feel free to check out the video. It's just under 17 minutes long. And Thanks!

PLEASE NOTE: In the video I completely missed the part after sewing the sashing to the rows and putting rows 1 and 2 together, there has to be another step before you take it back to the embroidery machine to do the actual quilting through all layers of the quilt sandwich. In between these two steps there should be a step that says to cut your backing fabric and your batting 2" larger all the way around than your sewn row (or rows as in the case of 1 and 2) and then spray and pin baste the layers together. This is the quilt sandwich you will hoop and take back to the embroidery machine to add the stippling. So for rows 1 and 2 which are now attached as one unit, you would cut one piece of backing and one of batting that will be 2" larger on all sides. For row 3, you will do the same but just for that unit. We'll attach the rows together after the embroidery of the full quilt sandwich so you can return to the video :) At some point I will probably do this over with more details....please leave me comments and let me know what else I can do to improve this for all of you.


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